Summer events 'helped reduce youth bad behaviour'

A campaign to keep children busy during the summer led to a 25% reduction in anti-social behaviour, a council says.

Thousands of Darlington youngsters, were kept busy with a range of activities including sports coaching, day trips and dance events.

Darlington Council's Community Safety Partnership (CSP) said more than 4,000 children joined in summer activities.

Insp Louise Guest, of Darlington Police, said it had been a success and helped reduce youth-related disorder.

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